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Making The Breast Of It - Breast Cancer Stories of Humour and Joy

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Rib-tickling, thigh-slapping and bra-snapping humour from women beating breast cancer.

When Robin Storey first heard the words, ‘you have breast cancer,’ she burst into tears.

But as a comedy fiction author, she couldn’t help finding the humorous side as she underwent treatment, collecting frank and funny stories along the way from other breast cancer survivors.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer and want to feel positive and uplifted, you’ll love this honest, amusing and inspiring book.

Available as an e-book or in print.

93 pages, Kindle Edition

First published April 10, 2016

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About the author

Robin Storey

8 books21 followers
After many years as a freelance writer, I'm now hooked on fiction writing and love being an indie author. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia - beautiful one day, perfect the next - where we complain if the temperature drops to below 14 degrees Centigrade.

I'd love you to come and visit me on my blog http://storey-lines.com/ and if you subscribe to my readers' group (there's a form on the home page) you'll receive a FREE e-book of my comedy crime novel How Not To Commit Murder.

I love connecting with readers and other writers, so come on over to my Facebook page and say Hi. https://www.facebook.com/RobinStoreyw...

My other books are romantic comedy Perfect Sex, an e-book of four short comedy/mystery stories Comedy Shorts, noir romance novella An Affair With Danger, memoir Making The Breast Of It - Breast Cancer Stories of Humour and Joy and suspense-noir A Time For Penance.

If you'd like to find out more about these books, you can to go my Amazon Author page http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Storey/e/... or my website. http://storey-lines.com/my-novels/

As you can see, I love writing in a variety of genres. After writing An Affair With Danger, I realised how much I enjoy writing edgy, suspenseful stories with flawed characters who are often the underdogs and frequently don't act like heroes.

My latest novel A Time For Penance, published in May 2017, is about a woman who travels 20 years back in time to undo a murder she committed.

I'm a certified book nerd (too many books, not enough time!) and am a useful team member on quiz nights for the literary questions - but not much else. When I'm not writing or reading, I enjoy hiking and chilling out at the beach, which is five minutes drive from my home.

My partner and I walked the full Camino Frances pilgrimage across northern Spain in September 2016. It was a life-changing experience which will satisfy my appetite for adventure for a long time.

Although I have attended many workshops and seminars over the years on various aspects of creative writing, the one thing that I believe has been of the most value to me in my writing is reading a wide variety of books. As well as a good writing critique partner who'll give you honest feedback, which I'm also lucky enough to have.

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July 21, 2018
While I found Making the Breast of It an easy but emotional read, I was very disappointed because the blurb for the book gives you the false impression that this is a collection of stories from women who were able to find humor in their struggle with breast cancer. Instead, it is the story of Robin's journey with a few other women mentioned here and there. Now I do not want to discount Robin's position on the health benefits of humor and laughter because as a retired nurse, I've seen it first hand. But instead of providing stories showing how it helped individual women, it was more a collection of quotes from different books and articles about humor and healing. This book is just not what I was expecting after reading the description. I really enjoy Robin's writing and have read several of her books, which is one reason I picked this one up. Just be aware going in that it may not be what you expect, (there's no rib-tickling, thigh-slapping going on here) but if a story of dealing with breast cancer can be said to be enjoyable, this one was.
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Author 9 books5 followers
April 20, 2022
This a frank and amusing account of the author’s experience of breast cancer, which also includes anecdotes and reflections from other breast cancer survivors.
It’s also an enjoyable and inspiring book for those who haven’t had cancer. Well done, Robin!
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